Joseph Burns Crowley

Joseph Burns Crowley

Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA
Death 25 Jun 1931 (aged 72)
Robinson, Crawford County, Illinois, USA
Burial Robinson, Crawford County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 12525077 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He moved to Illinois, in the mid 1800s and engaged in mercantile pursuits, (1876-80). He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1883 and began to practice law at Robinson, Illinois. There he served as president of the Robinson City School Board, (1884-88) and as master in chancery, (1886-90). He was elected Judge of Crawford County, serving (1886-90) and was appointed United States special Treasury agent in charge of the seal fisheries of Alaska, serving (1893-98). In 1898, he was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses, serving until 1905. Declining to be a candidate for re-nomination, he resumed the practice of law and served as Illinois State Attorney of Crawford County, (1912-16).

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